Communicating Ecosystem Science

Communicating Ecosystem Science is a non-credit certificate program for MSU graduate students in environmental science-related fields

The Spring 2017 session is Jan 19–Feb. 23
The group meets every Thursday, 1:30–3pm, for 6 weeks

Deadline to apply is Dec. 7, 2016

Participants will...

• Discuss the role of scientists and the media in public communications and outreach

• Study the role of strategic broader impacts plans and evaluation in submitting successfully funded grant proposals

• Explore unique outreach strategies such as citizen science, virtual field trips, social media and working with teachers and schools

• Review, critique and practice various forms of science writing

• Explore scientific graphs and data visualizations


In addition, each participating student will develop his/her own communications / public outreach project that engages the public with MSU research and becomes part of the Montana NSF EPSCoR outreach portfolio.

Apply online at

Deadline Dec. 7, 2016

This non-credit program offers 9.0 Continuing Education Units via MSU Extended University’s Office of Continuing Education and will appear on each student’s academic transcript.

Enrollment is limited to 12 students. Participants must be recommended by their faculty advisors. Preference will go to doctoral students who are working with a faculty member who is an Institute on Ecosystems Fellow or Affiliate.

For more information, contact Suzi Taylor at MSU Extended University (, 994-7957).

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